Takamine CTP3 CoolTube Preamp

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Product Ref: 74585

  • 12AU7 Vacuum Tube for Textured Signal
  • Full EQ Band Range to Achieve Optimum Signal Clarity
  • Snap-Lock Design for Easy Fitting
  • Integrated Accurate Tuner for Any Occasion
  • Can Independently Control Two Installed Pickups

Takamine CTP3 CoolTube Preamp


Takamine’s CTP-3 preamp features an intuitive tube design. The tube benefits your guitar’s sound by being able to process the nuances and harmonics that naturally occur as a result of your playing. The 12AU7 runs at a low voltage to prevent it getting excessively hot, meaning your guitar is never at risk. The CTP-3’s extensive EQ options allow you to tailor the clarity of your signal to your exact requirements. The integrated tuner is an accurate way to make sure your guitar’s always producing the right notes.

Product Ref: 74585

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Tube Design

Takamine has pushed innovation forward with a tube designed preamp. The 12AU7 vacuum tube has been established as a standard for high quality audio transfer. The CTP-3’s tube receives a minimal voltage so that it will never overheat and can also last far longer. The single tube and compact build means the CTP-3 is lightweight and won’t put strain on your guitar. The tube can process a more dynamic sound and capture the subtleties in both your playing and the wood’s response.

EQ Options

The CTP-3’s extensive EQ controls allow you to achieve clarity and texture in all venues. The low, mid and high controls offer up to +/-12dB for a full spectrum of adjustment. The mid frequency control knob ranges from 250Hz to 5kHz, so you can pinpoint you frequencies’ most prominent areas. The CoolTube can be set to a drive between 0 and 10, whilst a tuner with exceptional accuracy comes as standard.


  • Tube: 12AU7
  • Controls: Low, Mid, High, Volume, Aux, Notch, Mid Frequency, CoolTube, Tuner, Pitch
  • Frequency Volume Range: +/-12dB
  • Mid Frequency Range: 250Hz – 5kHz
  • Notch Cut Level Select: -6dB, -12dB
  • Inputs: Left and Right